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New Year’s Knitting Resolutions

Happy New Year!

Last year I wrote a post on Knitting Daily about my new year’s knitting resolutions, and I thought I’d do a follow-up and see how I did.

Resolution 1: Finish Kayleen Tee and Zuni Cardigan. Nope, these are still on the needles. But I did make progress. Kayleen is almost completed, I just need to finish the sleeves. This is a warm-weather top, so I’ll finish it this spring. Zuni is in rotation currently; I hope to finish it this winter.

Resolution 2: Knit a lace shawl. Yes! I achieved this goal (it’s not really a resolution, is it?). I knit 198 Yards of Heaven, which I love and wear all the time.

198 Yds of Heaven Knit Shawl Pattern

Resolution 3: Organize my stash. Nope. My yarn is in bins and storage containers, awaiting its final resting place. I have a plan, but it’s not been implemented.

Resolution 4: Donate or sell yarn I’ll never use. Nope, see above. I need to organize my stash first.

So, utter failure. What the hell did I knit this year? I need to look back on my projects, because this review has me seriously doubting I’ve spent enough time with my yarn and needles.

I guess this saves me from having to make any new resolutions this year, though, except maybe to knit more! Do you have any yarny resolutions this year?

Courage in 2017, friends.





I'm a crafter, knitter, writer, gardener, and cook. I'm the editor of the website, and also a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I'm married to a wonderful gal, Mimi, who shares my interests in papercrafting, knitting, travel, but not so much with the cooking.

5 thoughts on “New Year’s Knitting Resolutions

  1. I’m surprised to see that I actually completed 28 projects in 2016! Having a new granddaughter to knit for helped spur me on to actually finish things. My goal for 2017 is to knit from my very large stash. That’s my goal every year 😁

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  2. My New Year’s resolution is to knit Christmas stockings for all the grandchildren, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, and soon to be grandson-in-law who have come on board since our family was gifted with hand knit stockings by our first daughter-in-law’s mother twenty years ago. I finished the first one New Year’s Eve — only ten to go. No more “temporary” Christmas stockings!

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  3. Like you and Mimi, I’m finishing things right now. My goal is to make an appreciable dent in my stash, which fills a three-drawer dresser. I’d like to get down to one drawer. I’d also like to knit more for myself and not just my husband and kids. 🙂 Time to get out all that sock yarn and make those shawls finally. But first, the family needs their Harry Potter sweaters! 🙂

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